Free Tableau for being a student? Yes, please!

Did you know that as a student you can get Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep Builder for FREE?

Students worldwide can request a one-year Tableau license each year they are enrolled at an accredited academic institution.

All you need to do is fill out this form and submit verification (e.g., a screenshot of a current course schedule or receipt) you are attending an accredited academic institution to qualify.

Tableau also allows an install on two devices - This means you can have Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep Builder on your school and work laptop! 

Get free eLearning while you're a student. Once verified through the Tableau for Students program, you will receive a code and instructions on how to register at the Tableau Learning Center. For more information about eLearning, click here.

Plus, you receive a 20% discount for the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification exam to assure you stand out from the crowd.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from Tableau for Students 

How much is Tableau?

Click here to view the current price of Tableau for Individual Creators.

My Tableau Student License has expired! How do I renew my student license?

To extend or renew your Tableau student license, simply re-submit this Tableau for Students form to verify you are still enrolled.

My product key is invalid. What should I do?

If you are receiving the error “the product key is invalid” it may be because the current version you have installed is an older version of Tableau. Please check out Tableau's Knowledge Base Page for additional support on how to resolve your issue. 
If these steps do not work, please feel free to submit a support case here. Enter “installation” or other keywords into the search bar to help find your answer. If you still require help, feel free to submit a support case on the “Continue to Create Case” button at the bottom of the page and a member of Tableau's Technical Support team will contact you.

Can I get a student discount for the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification?

Tableau is currently offering a 20% discount on the Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam to students. Tableau does not offer discounts on the other exams at this time.
Please check out the Certification site for more information. The discount is automatically applied if you were successfully verified from SheerID when you applied for a student license. If the discount does not work, please feel free to reach out to for a discount code. In the case of a discount error, please wait to purchase until Academic Programs has resolved the error, as retroactive discounts and refunds are not possible.

Can I install Tableau on more than one device?

Yes! However, you are only allowed up to two activations with the same product key. This means you can install Tableau on up to two devices. If you have reached the maximum activations, and wish to install on another device, you must deactivate one of those activations. If you need assistance moving or deactivating Tableau on a machine, you can get more information here.

What's the best way to start learning Tableau as a student?

Tableau recommends starting with the free Getting Started videos if this is your first time using Tableau. Also, go check out the student resource page for example data sets and additional free training.

Can I use my student license as part of my internship or job?

Absolutely! No additional documentation is required.

Still have more questions about Tableau for Students? Click here.

Happy vizzing!